Why Choose Clovis Stucco Pros
Clovis, CA Stucco & Plastering Contractor
Here at Clovis Stucco Pros we are dedicated to delivering our excellent services to our customers. We are experts when it comes to stucco as it is an excellent addition to any property. It shields structures from mold, moisture, and the elements. Your stucco also provides you with excellent curb appeal as it is aesthetically pleasing and attractive to potential buyers. This can make your property increase in value. Stucco is durable and attractive which makes it a terrific option for your home or business!
Residential Stucco Installation
So our residential stucco installation service is a great way to invest in the value of your home. Trust our professional stucco contractors to help you with any issue you may have. One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make is trying to do the stucco by themselves. Even a hairline crack in the stucco may seem like par for the course, but once it is plastered with the wrong materials, the problem worsens over time. Note that you will also have to climb heights and hard-to-reach places to apply the stucco. If the house is at least two floors, that could get a bit hairy. Instead of subjecting yourself to risks, allow our capable team to handle it because we have the necessary safety equipment and the knowledge.
Commercial Stucco Installation
This can also ruin air quality and cause health issues for anyone on the property. Our team of professional stucco installers can get the job done in no time while you attend to business. We are trained in the proper safety procedures. We have comprehensive warranties, so you will not have to worry about liability to your assets or personnel if something terrible happens. We understand the need for you to get back to business as soon as possible, and if you give us a chance, the team will be out of your hair in no time. Consider us as a one stop professional platform for all of your stucco needs. Most businesses have to consider shelving out more resources and time than what they are comfortable with, but that will not be the case with us. We are cost effective and great at what we do.
Sandblast & Re-Stucco
Sandblasting is usually applied as part of the finishing process to remove things from the object to prepare the surface. Sandblasting is quite advantageous from an economic and environmental perspective. Some cleaning and scouring modes employ chemical agents which can prove toxic to the occupants and have long after-effects. You will not have to worry about that, and the cleanup process is much easier than you would think. One of the main reasons you should consider our sandblasting services is that it does not just smooth the object’s surface. The surface is cleaned as well. The process is one of the best ways of removing oil, rust, and harmful contaminants on almost any surface you can think of. It is also one of the faster modes of cleaning. It cleans and smoothens the objects, so there is a quick and efficient finish. That makes the cleaning of tough surfaces, including metals, much easier because it would economize on time and money.
The sand is made up of very fine grains, so it is one of the more effective abrasive materials that you can employ. Objects with a cross-section or two or more millimeters can be effectively sandblasted because of the precision and the speed that the stripping entails. That is great for old paint and corrosion, so you are left with a metallic and bare surface without contamination fears. Following the sandblasting exercises, we can proceed with re-stuccoing. Luckily we have the right tools and sufficient experience to make it an easy reinstallation. The whole process, including the time to dry, should take an estimate of two days. It can be reapplied to wood and concrete masonry, depending on your preferences. By doing this, you add value to your home and improve durability levels. Stucco happens to be a durable material. Since it can contract and expand according to the weather, it would reduce the chances of falling apart or cracking because of the changing seasons. Clovis may not suffer from hurricane weather or snow, but the sweltering summers can cause a fair amount of wear and tear over time. That may cause a significant amount of tearing in the stucco if it is not paid attention. Our re-stuccoing will add to the durability, but it would also need some maintenance to keep its form.
To avoid this, you should hire our stucco repair services as soon as you need it. If the climate is not too wet and the stucco is repaired appropriately, which we guarantee, you can expect to enjoy several years of problem-free siding. Repairs are usually not needed, though. When that is the case, it would be prudent to be proactive and hire a professional company to do the repairs for you. If you see indications of stucco stains, cracks, or moss, these are signs of damage. Avoid the temptation to paint over stucco stains as it would not address the underlying issue. The best thing is to have a qualified consultant observe and evaluate.
Cracks are also a sign there needs to be repaired as it is more than just a superficial issue. If the cracks seem to be more than a quarter of an inch in its width, it is a ringer for structural issues. It may also show the house has heaved or settled. Most of the time, it is usually caused by the intrusion of water damage. It is not unusual, though, for discoloration to happen at the bottom because of rainwater. Moss and fungi can capitalize on these moist areas to grow, but it becomes a problem when the moss begins to develop in these areas. After consultation, our recommendations and actions would be to remove the nearby vegetation in favor of the rocks to allow for the wall to dry. There should also be steps to reduce the exposure to the walls and prevent water from soaking in the area. Anything that reduces moisture on the walls and prevents any water from getting into vulnerable places is advisable and quite handy. These would be places with gaps or seams, such as the windows and the caulking around them. These are the prime areas of water intrusion. The best thing would be to scope the windows regularly for signs of issues. If there are any damages to the stucco, call us to do an appraisal.
Stucco indentation and soft spots are signs as well that the stucco needs to be repaired. The house could be giving signals that there is a lot of water damage. The trouble with this level of damage is that it would probably need extensive repairs because of other complications such as rot. Surface damage as well demonstrates developing issues to the siding. That is in the form of missing chips and chunks rather than indentation. It is worth bringing in the team to investigate these problems if this is the case.
There are symptoms as well that you can look out for that will tell you something is amiss, and you need to call us for stucco removal. The first of these is lasting spots and discoloration of the stucco. Though it is naturally designed to retain moisture, the water spots on the exterior may be a sign of significant problems. When left untreated, these spots, which are basically trapped moisture, can lead to black mold and rot. Staining can appear anywhere, so this is something you would have to be vigilant concerning.
Stucco, which extends below grade, is also a bad sign. This refers to the stucco being applied below, where the home’s foundation meets the ground. There need to be at least two inches of clearance so that the stucco can adequately drain. When the stucco of the home does not have the necessary space or is below grade, it is possible to trap both water and moisture, so there is mold and cracking. At the same time, the stucco will start soaking up moisture from the ground, which then leads to water damage.
Cracks and other deformities are also a sign that the stucco has an issue. It could be from shifting land, the wrong mixing proportions, or poor workmanship. Not only does it not look good, but the cracks going deeper than the surface can also lead to other problems for the home. Cracks that are smaller than a 16th of an inch are usual, so these would not be an issue. Though larger cracks only provide an avenue for storing water which is a bad thing. When we arrive, we will remove all of the damaged layers of the stucco down to the base wall. The next step is to clean and repair accordingly. We will remove the stucco with ease and prevent any damages from occurring. The goal is to have a clean slate for the application of the new stucco. Once the stucco removal is complete also, you will have the chance to choose a preferable stucco alternative. We can then install a fresh, healthy layer of stucco that will look and function brilliantly.
That is why Clovis Stucco is the right platform for the job. We will consider some factors when we come to do the job, like the presence of efflorescence. Surfaces such as stucco have salt deposits that appear as a white stain, and that is efflorescence. When the water comes into contact with the stucco, salt deposits come up to the surface during evaporation. These are not removed as easily, and they require someone who knows their job to remove them. Prolonged moisture levels are also something to consider. Stucco homes can have levels of water retention and damage. Increased levels of moisture only lead to structural issues and mold, which stains the surfaces. Even new paint will not bond on the surface, which then results in peeling. The stucco can begin to fade over time and become discolored because of the soil and the mold. These are problems that will affect the painting, so the stucco needs to be repaired first before proceeding in this case.
We also consider surface preparation. The right approach before having to paint will assist the finish to have longer durability. If the stucco is new, it would be advisable to allow at least two months to settle and dry before the paint can be applied. To remove chipping paint or dirt, the surface also has to be pressure washed. That is why you need to leave stucco painting to the professionals. There are so many errors that amateurs make, which reduces the stucco’s lifespan, leading to extra costs for you.
Some may not clean appropriately, which is the case of a lot of surface painting. Paint is not going to bond well to dirty surfaces. It will flake or peel quite easily. Painting on wet stucco is a big mistake. Stucco is very porous, which is the reason it takes so long to dry. It is also important to let each of the coats dry completely before applying another one. Now stucco can be painted with a roller or an airless sprayer. However, if you hire someone that does not know what they are doing, it may well be done with a brush which is only recommended for detailed work.
Painting stucco is a maintenance addition that adds to the strength and value of the stucco. It will allow for water absorption from the environment and keep the material underneath from its main enemy. It tends to become darker when wet and lightens when it dries. The appropriate use of paint will make your stucco waterproof. Stucco painting also functions to give a better aesthetic for the exterior. The great thing with using thick paint is that it seals the stains on the housing exterior and helps the home stand out. For an everlasting look, a fresh coat of paint needs to be applied every couple of years.
Stucco painting does not require a lot of maintenance during its lifespan as well. Not much work is needed, and with the right paint or application, it would last a very long time. With the same layer of stucco, it is possible to keep changing the color if you want to go for a different look. It also provides resistance to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Too much sun can significantly damage the stucco leading to big cracks over time. The Clovis climate is arid for much of the year, so this is a significant worry. A fresh coat of paint for the stucco is going to insulate you from these issues.